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10 2011


Marist College Ashgrove Volume 47 Issue No. 10 July 2011 marist@marash.qld.edu.au

Dates to Remember Friday, 22 July • Year 12 Retreats • CIC Basketball v Iona • Darwin Show Visit

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College News

Saturday, 23 July • AIC Cross Country Meet - Ipswich • CIC Tennis v Iona • CIC Track & Field UQ • Darwin Show Visit

Monday, 8 August • AIC AFL 2.45-6.30pm • WYD Pilgrimage - Start • St Mary of the Cross (MacKillop) • Year 9 2012 Module Information Evening • Year 10 Camp #12 - Starts Tuesday, 9 August • Year 7 Maths Comp

Sunday, 24 July • Catholic Education Week

Thursday, 11 August • Year 11/12 Work Experience • Cathedral Concert

Monday, 25 July • AIC AFL 2.45-6.30pm • Year 11 2012 Information Evening • Year 10 Camp #11 - Starts

Friday, 12 August • CIC Basketball v Villanova • Year 10 Dinner • Year 11/12 Work Experience

Wednesday, 27 July • Marist Card Day • Cross Country - AIC Trial Meet • UMAT Test (Year 12)

Saturday, 13 August • CIC Tennis v Villanova • CIC Track & Field UQ • Santa Teresa Immersion - Starts

Friday, 29 July • Year 6 Dinner • CIC Basketball v GT • Cross Country Dinner • Year 12 QCST Trial - 8.15am

Monday, 15 August • WYD Pilgrimage - Finish • AIC AFL Finals • College Foundation Meeting • Mass of the Assumption

Saturday, 30 July • CIC Tennis v GT • CIC Track & Field UQ

Tuesday, 16 August • Junior School Athletics • Sports/Group Photo Day • Newsletter Online

Monday, 1 August • AIC AFL 2.45-6.30pm Tuesday, 2 August • Old Boys Assoc Meeting Thursday, 4 August • DRANEY Marist Jazz Night 7pm • Year 7 Internal Maths Comp • Newsletter Online • Year 11/12 Work Experience Friday, 5 August • Term 3 Fees due • CIC Basketball v ACGS • Year 11/12 Work Experience Saturday, 6 August • AIC Cross Country Championships • Blue & Gold Ball • CIC Tennis v ACGS • CIC Track & Field UQ

Wednesday, 17 August • Exhibition Day Holiday • Years 5-12 Father & Son Camp - Start Thursday, 18 August • Exhibition Break - Starts Friday, 19 August • Vintage Blue & Gold Lunch

Mass & Reconciliation Mass: Wednesday & Friday - 8:10am Reconciliation: Tuesday - 8:10 - 8:40am

College Website: www.marash.qld.edu.au AIC Weekly Sport: www.marash.qld.edu.au/aicsport Parenting Ideas: www.parentingideas.com.au (password=kidscount) JUNIOR SCHOOL Junior School - 3858 4551 Junior School Fax - 3858 4557 Junior Sportsline - 3858 4688 Student Absences - 3858 4697 SECONDARY SCHOOL Secondary Office - 3858 4555 Secondary Fax - 3858 4502 Secondary Sportsline - 3858 4698 Student Absences - 3858 4697

PRODUCTION TEAM EDITOR Kay Wells / Richard Ward PRODUCTION & DESIGN Damien Zoomers NEWSLETTER EMAIL newsletter@marash.qld.edu.au NEWSLETTER ONLINE www.marash.qld.edu.au/newsletter

Marist Province Website www.maristoz.edu.au Marist Brothers International Website www.champagnat.org Association of Marist Schools Australia www.amsaust.asn.au Federation of P&F Assoc of Catholic Schools Q www.pandf.org.au


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From the Headmaster Dear Members of the Marist College Ashgrove Family, A new semester brings with it, we hope, new aspirations for the boys. In fact it gives all of us a sign of new hope. Some might ask, “What is there to aspire to?” As I’ve written previously, it’s a case of whether or not you see the glass as half full (the optimist) or half empty (the pessimist). Sure there have been many concerns from a financial perspective: an increase in unemployment, an increase in costs for rates, electricity and water, an increase in the value of the Australian dollar that has a negative impact on our exports. I read an article recently “Get Real and Fearless” written by Ton Pascal, a self-taught, spiritual self-help advocate and author. Ton believes that we should take up challenges and transform them into positive opportunities and advises that we need to: a. Stop making excuses, telling ourselves lies and take a hard look at the role we have in our present situation.

This is the first step to conquer our fears and regain control of our lives.

b. Be realistically honest and see things as they really are. c. Accept responsibility for our role in life, no matter what situation we are in. Ton continues with the following: It is all about you. You have the power. You control and direct the necessary energy needed. The short and the long of it: you create your own reality! Do this simple exercise. Write down the questions about yourself you’re most afraid to hear the answers to. Once you have honestly and trustingly faced yourself, you will feel that a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Don’t fear the vulnerability you just uncovered. Denial is no place to hide. You are now a real spiritual human being and anything is possible. Here are a few affirmations I suggest you use daily on your fearless road to success: • • • • • •

I I I I I I

am a good man / woman deserve love, happiness, health and wealth am grateful for my life accept only what is good and positive am grateful for myself and my situation am now ready to receive all the love and wealth from the vast supply of the universe

Every night before you go to sleep, visualise your next day and surround yourself with people you love and people who love you. Create positive situations, deals, and encounters with people who will positively influence your work. Positive affirmations and visualisation open your mind to receive positive energy. Good advice and now is the opportunity for us all to act! Yours in Jesus, Mary and St. Marcellin Peter McLoughlin


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Headmasters Notes Catholic Education Week 24 – 30 July 2011 Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 24-30 July this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. The theme for Catholic Education Week 2011 is: Excelling in education - heart, mind and spirit. Catholic schools aim to provide a high quality, faith-based education that is responsive to the needs of all learners and provides opportunities for them to reach their full potential - spiritually, intellectually, physically, culturally, socially and emotionally. By working to engage the ‘heart’, ‘mind’ and ‘spirit’, Catholic schools strive to lead students to develop deeper understandings of the world and their place in it, and, by encouraging them to live out the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, trust they can live fulfilling lives. There are 290 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate 135,000 students and employ more than 16,000 teachers and staff and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way. I thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you during Catholic Education Week 2011. Yours sincerely Peter McLoughlin Boarding Visits Many thanks to our families who spent time with us on our recent trips to Millmerran, Moree, St George, Dalby, Katherine and Darwin. Special thanks to the Stride and Patterson families who hosted us at their homes in St George and Katherine respectively. New Staff A sincere welcome to the following new members of staff: • • • • •

Ms Anntoinette Restell teaching in Learning Enrichment Mr John Quirk who will be teaching Business Ms Jennifer Clark who will be teaching Ms Armitage’s classes whilst she is on leave Mr Michael Wooldridge who will be teaching Mr Lawson’s classes whilst he is on leave Mr Greg Seaborn who will be teaching Mr Perrers’ classes whilst he is on leave

Returning Staff Welcome back to Mr Ward who returns after leave in Term 2 and Mr Butt who returns after leave in Semester 1. Athletics Carnival Many thanks to Mr Holding and all staff who contributed to the success of the House Athletics Carnival last Friday. Congratulations Congratulations to: • Scott Malolua (12F) and Andre Jannese (10E) who have been selected to represent Australia. Scott has been selected in the Australian Schoolboys Rugby team. Andre in the Australian Joeys Football team. Both are outstanding achievements. • Jonathan Kent (12R) and Will Thomasson (12F) who were selected in the Queensland I and Queensland II Schools Rugby teams respectively. • Jayke Stevenson (12R) who was a member of the Indigenous Schools Rugby team that won division 2 of the National Schools competition. • Mr Andrew Butt received one of two Highly Commended awards at the 2011 National Awards for Excellence in School Music Education. This award recognises Mr Butt’s significant contributions to excellence in Music here at Marist College.


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Headmasters Notes Continued... • Nick Rossi (12G) whose composition “A Hero’s Tale” was performed live by the Gold Philharmonic Orchestra as the Queensland representative for the National Under 20 Composers competition. • Michael Toolis (12E) who is the College’s recipient of the Baron Pierre de Coubertin Award for 2011. The award recognises Michael’s participation and commendable sporting behaviour consistent with the Olympic movement. • Eric Law (11G) who has been selected in the Combined States Indigenous U16’s team which is part of the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Foundation. Farewell Farewell and thank you to Ms Roma Deo who will leave on 22 July for a change in career focus. Ms Deo has been a most conscientious member of staff who instigated the Computer Club and we wish her every success for the future. Trade Training Centre Opening Last Thursday, 14 July, Fr Jim Hargrave,sm blessed and opened the Peter “Chippa” Murdoch Workshop and Pathways to Construction Trade Training Centre which was built with funding from the Commonwealth Government. Br Alexis Turton Science Centre Please be reminded of the blessing and opening of the Br Alexis Turton Science Centre at 10:00am on Saturday 30 July. All are welcome as per the invitation which has appeared in the last two Newsletters. Boys Return Congratulations to 98% of our boys who returned to the College well groomed, well dressed, wellmannered and on time. Our prayer for the 2% to join the positive vibe that pervades Marist College Ashgrove! Prayers • Please pray for the repose of the soul of Hussan, brother of Samson Abdelnar, a member our Services Staff. Hussan passed away suddenly on 29 June. • Mr Robert Black one of the grounds crew who had surgery on 13 July. • Zahava Starak, partner of Mr Phil Cave, who suffered a significant stroke early in June. • Please pray for the response of the soul of Fr Mike Morahan who was Principal of Villanova College until 2009. Fr Mike has been the chaplain at St Augustine’s College Cairns since 2010 and died suddenly on 25 June. • Ruth Horton who continues chemotherapy. • Mr Derek Cameron and Mr Shaun Wiggins who are both recovering from recent surgeries. • Please pray for the repose of the soul of Brother Ken Eaton, fms. Br Ken was a member of the Brothers Retirement Community here from 2001 until his passing on 12 July. Br Ken spent an eventful three months at Ashgrove during 1940 assisting the new community and College here with the development of ovals, the swimming pool, grounds, as well as assisting with the first choir. • Please pray for the repose of the soul of Michael Druce’s mother who passed away peacefully on Saturday in Durban, South Africa. • Please pray for the repose of the soul of Halley Appleby who tragically lost his life in the rugby game between University and GPS on July 16. Please pray for Halley’s family and all members of the University and GPS rugby clubs. MCA Learning Plans Last week your son would have received a copy of the MCA Learning Plan which is a great guide for all boys as they pursue personal best results in their studies. My thanks and congratulations to Mrs Grant, Mrs Rentz and all involved in this excellent initiative. Details can be found on the College website.


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Headmasters Notes Continued... A Bet is a Bet

Congratulations to all Queensland supporters on the dominant victories in State of Origin, Super XV and Australian Schools Rugby Championships. This photo was a result of a bet with a College parent. He would have looked great in a Blues jumper but ….

Queensland Health influenza awareness With winter truly upon us it is a good time to remind students, parents and the school community not to be complacent about flu as it is a highly contagious and serious disease. Symptoms may include sudden fever, cough, muscle aches and pains, fatigue, headache, sore throat or a stuffy or runny nose. If your child has flu-like symptoms, the following is advised: • keep your child at home and don’t send them to school; • avoid letting them visit aged care facilities and hospitals, if possible, so that they don’t pass the infection to others who may be at risk of complications; • ensure your child washes his hands regularly with soap and water or uses an alcohol based hand gel; • encourage them to cough into a tissue; • make sure they dispose of tissues quickly and wash their hands; • if a tissue is not immediately available, sneeze or cough into elbow, not hands; • use warm water and a neutral detergent to keep surfaces such as door handles, kitchen bench tops, phones and toys clean; • ensure they drink plenty of fluids and get lots of rest; and • paracetamol is useful for relieving symptoms, but please consult your GP or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) if you are concerned about their symptoms. Children with some existing medical conditions are at increased risk of complications and parents are strongly recommended to have them vaccinated against influenza each year. These conditions include: • heart disease; • severe asthma; • chronic lung condition; • chronic illness requiring medical follow-up or hospitalisation in the past year; • diseases of the nervous system; • impaired immunity; or • diabetes Children aged six months to 10 years and on long-term aspirin therapy are also at risk. Flu vaccine is provided free for these children.


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INVITATION TO ALL PARENTS & STUDENTS

OFFICIAL OPENING & BLESSING BR ALEXIS TURTON SCIENCE CENTRE The official opening and blessing of the Br Alexis Turton Science Centre will be held on Saturday 30 July 2011 at 10 am The Science Centre will be opened by HON KEVIN RUDD, MP, MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH and blessed by FR PIUS JONES, SM, COLLEGE CHAPLAIN You are all very welcome to the opening which will be followed by morning tea and an inspection of the facilities. For morning tea catering purposes please ring College Reception (3858 4555) with numbers attending. Boys please wear full winter uniform. PARKING AVAILABLE ON DES CONNOR PARK (THE FLATS) Hoping you can join us on this very special occasion MR PETER McLOUGHLIN, HEADMASTER


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Tennis Training at Marist this term! CIC and AIC tennis starts this Term, so there’s no better time to get into tennis than now! Lessons run over 8 weeks this Term and we have level 2 Advanced/Club level coaches running classes from beginners right through to high level tournament players. Group, private and squads programs available. Book now to secure your place for this Term! We are also taking bookings now for the adult programs that will resume in Term 3 also: Monday nights: Social tennis 7 – 9pm Tuesdays nights: cardio tennis 6.30 – 7.30pm Wednesday nights: adult fixtures 7 – 9pm Thursday nights: adult group lessons 6.30 – 8pm Enquiries/bookings please contact: Allan Say Ph: 0408 766 882 E-mail: allan@proamtennis.com.au www.proamtennis.com.au

Lourdes Hill College Past Pupils Association Annual Luncheon Venue: Good Samaritan Centre ~ Lourdes Hill College Date: Sunday 14 August 2011 Time: 12 noon Price: $ 55 per person Deadline for Reservations: 4 August 2011 Enquiries: Leisa Crew 0418 187 536 or download booking form at http://lhc. qld.edu.au/Alumni_And_Friends/past_ pupils_association/index.html

CLOTHING POOL Wednesday 8:00am - 9:30am & 3pm - 4:30pm. Cash or cheque only for clothing pool. CLOTHING POOL All clothing submitted for sale must be washed and ironed. Blazers must be dry-cleaned and mended.


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lue old all B &G B ¡ A Bailar...Olé ! 7pm Saturday 6 August 2011

Champagnat Centre, Marist College Ashgrove Black tie, bow tie or Spanish ‘Fiesta Fashion’ Featuring 1970s glam rock revival band We Want More! $125 per person ($1,250 for a table of 10) including three course meal, drink and entertainment Booking sheets available from the College website - Payment secures booking.

LAST CHANCE FOR BALL BOOKINGS With only a few tables left, don’t wait any longer to book your place at the 2011 Blue and Gold Ball. Tickets are selling very fast and are strictly limited. If you don’t want to book a whole table but would like to be seated with parents in your son’s year group, please contact our Junior School Coordinators: Year 5 Judy Ritter, phone 0412 455 351, email neil@ritterfinancial.com.au Year 6 Tania Anderson, phone 0408 787 851, email tania.anderson1@bigpond.com Year 7 Jackie Harness, phone 0408 990 118, email Jackie@conduitsupplies.com

CAN YOU HELP? The Blue and Gold Ball is one of the College’s major fundraising events with all proceeds directly supporting the new Brother Alexis Turton Science Centre. The Ball’s success relies on the contributions of many very special people. Can you help make the 2011 event our best ever? Table sponsorship is a great way to support the College. For only $5,000 - $3,750 of which is tax deductible - your guests will enjoy full table service throughout the evening and you will be recognised in the Ball program, College newsletter and on the College website. The Ball committee is also looking for auction and silent auction items and volunteers to help out on the night. Please contact Joanne Collins on 0421 586 425 if you can help.


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Mission and Ministry News PRAYER Ever present God, We can talk to you out loud, or quietly inside, You hear us even though we can’t see you. God, you are there when we need to call upon you. We can talk to you about anyone or anything. You are always there, listening and wanting us to call on you. We thank you for the link you have with us. You love us like a mother and father. You make homes and families sacred things for all people. Thank you God for always being present in our lives. Amen St Marcellin Champagnat. Pray for us St Mary MacKillop, Pray for us Mary, Our Good Mother. Pray for us And may we always remember. To pray for each other. ANNIVERSARIES & UPCOMING EVENTS Wednesday 20th

Year 12 Retreat

Thursday 21st July

Year 12 Retreat St.Lawrence of Brindisi

Friday 22nd July

Year 12 Retreat St Mary Magdalene

Saturday 23rd July Sunday 24th July Monday 25th July

St Bridget

Tuesday 26th July Friday 29th July

Ss Joachim & Anne

Saturday 30th July

St Peter Chrysologus Opening of the Science Centre - 10am

Sunday 31st July

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Monday 1st August

National Homeless Person’s Week Ramadan Begins St Alphonsus Liguori

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Catholic Education Week 24th-30th July St. James, Apostle Abor Day- On Arbor Day, particular attention is drawn to the part trees play in our lives. It’s not just a day to plant trees and then forget the gesture for another twelve months. Planting a tree one day is no credit to us if, during the rest of the year, we neglect to care for it and those already growing. Our thought on Arbor Day should be an expression of enduring feeling, thought and action and not just one single, isolated flame of interest.

St. Martha Year 12 QCST Trial Act Of Kindness Day-Catholic Education Week

MATES PROGRAM Students are welcome to drop into the Campus Ministry Office before or after school, at morning tea or lunch time any day to find out what is available to them and to put their name on a roster. In the Senior School Campus Ministry Office, parents can contact Br Mark Fordyce on 3858 4589, or email fordycem@ marash.qld.edu.au and Mrs. Caroline Smith on 3858 4589 or email smithcar@marash.qld.edu.au Mrs. Mena McLean works from the Junior School and can be contacted on 3858 4551 or mcleanm@ marash.qld.edu.au


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Mission and Ministry News Continued... MATES BBQ with the Homeless People The Campus Ministry Team would like to thank all students, staff and families for offering their time to help with the Homeless BBQ. At present our rosters are at capacity and we have a family rostered on each week for the foreseeable future. However please don’t be discouraged from offering your assistance as opportunities will arise later in the year. I welcome all enquiries regarding the BBQ and please feel to email me on smithcar@marash.qld.edu.au (Caroline Smith, Campus Minister - Senior School) MATES BBQ with the Homeless People Our thanks to the staff, students and families who generously offered their time to participate in the MATES BBQ over the holidays and to those who participated last week. 29th June Scott Murphy (Staff Driver), Kim Horwood (Team Leader), Ed Horwood, Jack Horwood, Renae Horwood, Lucy Hislop, Ben Hislop, Tess Everard, Shane Mead, Sam Mead, Paddy Mead, Simon Kaye, Nicholas Jabbour 6th July Richard Ward (Staff Driver), Alison Barlow, Stewart Jones, Xavier Devlin, Jack Bendall, Matthew Trubshaw, Neil Trubshaw, Nicholas Laracy, Thomas Fairweather, Benjamin Bennets, David Chapman, Connor O’Shea 13th July Richard Ward (Staff Driver) Caroline Smith (Team Leader), Jason Rankin, Joshua Clutterbuck, Harry DellaVedova, Leon Cox, Francis Moran, Brodie Klotz, Jens Springborg, Nicholas Jabbour

The MATES BBQ Roster for the next few weeks is as follows: 27th July Mark O’Farrell (Staff Driver), Elizabeth Leskiewicz, Joch McLean, Will Redmond, Matthew Muller, Harri Banney, Henri Thorsen, Harry Moore, Ryan Underwood, Mt Maria staff & students 3rd August James Couper(Staff Driver), Peter McLoughlin, Elizabeth Falconer, Nick Tan, Sam Bentley, Hilton Ramaccio Calvino, James Neil, Michael Tofful, Ryan Board.


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Mission and Ministry News Continued... Catholic Education Week 24-30 July, 2011 Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 2430 July this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. The theme for Catholic Education Week 2011 is: Excelling in education - heart, mind and spirit. Catholic schools aim to provide a high quality, faith-based education that is responsive to the needs of all learners and provides opportunities for them to reach their full potential - spiritually, intellectually, physically, culturally, socially and emotionally. By working to engage the ‘heart’, ‘mind’ and ‘spirit’, Catholic schools strive to lead students to develop deeper understandings of the world and their place in it, and, by encouraging them to live out the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, trust they can live fulfilling lives. There are 290 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate 135,000 students and employ more than 16,000 teachers and staff and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way. To coincide with the 2011 Vinnies Winter Appeal the Marist College Ashgrove St Vincent De Paul conference will hold a Vinnies School Sleepover for Marist students on the evening of Friday 5th August. St Vincent De Paul estimates that 44,500 Australian young people are homeless and that over the last five years there has been a 30% increase in the number of families with children being assisted by homeless services. Most of the children in homeless services are under 12 years old – a crucial period of development – significantly impacting on young people’s education, health and well-being. The aim of the SLEEPOVER is to increase awareness of homelessness issues. For Marist students the event will: • • • • •

Encourage connection with an evident and increasing need in our local community Challenge our school community to make a difference to those living rough in our local area Raise awareness of the multiple underlying issues related to homelessness, in particular, youth homelessness Encourage advocacy for those in need in our community and to raise funds for the Winter Appeal Connect with pre-existing homeless services in the local community.

So, the SLEEPOVER evening will raise awareness about homelessness and funds for St Vincent De Paul homeless services in the Brisbane area. This activity connects well with our weekly BBQ with homeless folk at Kurilpa Park in which many students have been involved. The evening will involve activities and presentations to help students understand the homeless issue. We will have dinner at 6.30pm and breakfast at 7.00am. We would expect students to be asleep by 11.00pm. Participants will be capped at 50. Please find all the DETAILS below: WHEN? Friday 5th August – beginning at 5.00pm and finishing Saturday 6th August at 8.00am Marist College Ashgrove WHERE? St Vincent De Paul members and other Marist College students who register, College Staff to supervise

WHO? WHAT TO BRING? COST?

Very warm casual clothes, sleeping bag, pillow, cardboard to sleep on. Students will be sleeping, supervised, in the undercroft. It is a concrete area, covered but open on two sides – all part of the experience! Toilets are nearby. $20 which will cover dinner and breakfast and a donation to St Vincent De Paul Homeless Services. Students are encouraged to supplement the donation with funds raised from sponsorship.

If you wish to be a part of this year’s school sleep over. Please see Mrs. Smith (Campus Minister) in the Campus Ministry Office or Mr. McMahon (Head of Mission) to collect a permission letter. These permission letters need to be returned by Friday 29th July together with the $20.00. Further sponsorship money can be handed in when students arrive for the sleepover on Friday 5th August.


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Mission and Ministry News Continued... Caritas Be More Weekend 5th-7th August 2011 What's it all about? Inspired by the profound words of Archbishop Oscar Romero, “Aspire not to have more, but to be more”, the Caritas Australia Be More Challenge encourages you to “Be More”. The Be More Campaign encourages us: To Be just: conscious that our actions impact on all members of the global community To Be Green: knowing that we are all stewards of creation To Be More: by making simple changes to our everyday lives In 2009 Caritas Australia, along with over 6,735 people across Australia, celebrated the first Be More weekend. The Be More weekend is an opportunity for all Australians to come together in Solidarity. Visit www.bemore.org.au to find out more. Commencement Liturgies Semester Two Year 11 and Year 12


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Mission and Ministry News Continued... Multicultural Mass Multicultural Mass is held in the Archdiocese of Brisbane on the last Sunday of August each year in observance of the National Migrant and Refugee Week (23rd-29th August). This year’s theme is “One Human Family” as contained in the message of Pope Benedict XV1 for the 97th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The Multicultural Mass this year will be held on Sunday 28th August at St. Stephen’s Cathedral at 2pm. All are invited to attend this annual celebration of Cultural diversity in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Opening Of the Trade Training Centre Thursday 14th July 10.00am


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Mission and Ministry News Continued... Marist College Chess Competition

Sony Camp 2011 It is that time of year again when we put the call out for Nurses willing to share some time and expertise with the Year 12 College students as we start to organise Sony Camp 2011, a camp for children with disabilities. We will be welcoming to the Camp more than 30 children with disabilities who will be looked after by something like 50 Year 12 students. It is a big undertaking and expert Nursing care is crucial to the Camp’s success. This will be Marist College’s ninth camp. We hope to maintain contact with parents who are Nurses and who are able to give some time at this year’s Camp via email as it makes it significantly easier with respect to paperwork, so if you think you could give some time to support our students on the Camp I would appreciate if you could send a current email contact back to the address below, headed Sony Camp 2011. dangerfieldl@marash.qld.edu.au OR osheaj@marash.qld.edu.au Dates for the camp are from Saturday 17th September to Tuesday 20th September inclusive. Please note, these are the first four days of the September school holidays. Any Nursing support in the way of your time would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me if any further information is required - I hope to start setting up a roster of volunteer Nurses from the College community in the next 2 weeks. (Jane O’Shea, Marist College Health Centre)


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Marist Immersion Solidarity group The Marist Immersion Solidarity group heading to Santa Teresa undertook their preparation weekend at Tugun last weekend. Ms Katy Ward will lead the immersion group this year, supported by Mr. Mark O’Farrell and Mrs. Morag McCabe. The seven students who will be part of this immersion are Michael Tofful, Riley Wilkes, Jordan Cooke, Liam Kelly, Will Evert, Myles Gorman, Jonathon Notting. We wish our pilgrims God’s blessings, as they prepare in the coming weeks. This immersion will be from the 13th20th August during the Ekka break. We thank the staff and Year 11 students for their generosity and commitment to this Marist solidarity project.

Blue & Gold Magazine - Photograph Schedule Dates for 2011 DATE

PLACE

GROUPS

8.30am – 1pm

Secondary School (all taken in front of Tower)

Boarding Groups by Year Cross Country Hockey Student Leadership Committees College Captains AVS Students AFL Chess Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders ESL Students St Vincent De Paul Caritas Group Oaktree Foundation

TBA

Secondary School

All Year 5-11 students

TERM

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Tuesday 9 August Week before EKKA

TIME

Tuesday 11 October Day of Secondary Prize Giving

8.30am – 1pm

Secondary School (all taken on Theatre Stage)

Music (Junior & Secondary) Tournament of Minds TheatreSports Technical Crew

Thursday 20 October End of AIC season

8.30am – 1pm

Secondary School (all taken in front of Tower)

Tennis Basketball Track & Field Sporting Reps Waterpolo Golf

TERM

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Thursday 20 October


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P&F News Hard to believe it is already Term 3 isn’t it? Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your families! AGM-August 22 The AGM offers the opportunity for our Head Master of School, P&F President, Treasurer and Sub Committee representatives to report on the “happenings” for the year. It is also when we elect the new executive committee and subcommittee representatives. Each year the entire executive – President, Vice- President/s, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer ‘stand down” to allow others the opportunity to assume these roles. The committee is elected after nominations have been received from the parent community. Sub-committee positions are also available, although these committee members are not required to “stand down” each year- it is our preference that sub-committee members spend at least two years in the role to assure continuity. We hope that you will consider nominating for one of these roles. According to our constitution, nominations need to be received seven days prior to the AGM- by MONDAY AUGUST 15. Nominations may be addressed to our secretary Jonnie De Lacy Heyward at jdelacy1@bigpond.com or delivered to the Junior School office or Main Admin. Please fill in the following nomination form (you are very welcome to nominate yourself!)

I, ______________________________ nominate __________________________ for the position of _____________________________. Seconded ________________________ Contact details of Nominee:

Uniform sHop

Best wishes, Deb Moloney

Shop Hours TUES and FRI 12.30pm – 2.30pm & WED and THURS 12.30 – 4.00pm Shop no 33665738 | Mobile 0404 299 479 | Email Vicki@jeagencies.com.au The Uniform Shop has Eftpos and Credit Card facilities (Visa / Mastercard). Parents can take advantage of this service by phoning through their card details allowing their sons to come down at lunchtime and pick up any uniform requirements. Please note that uniforms will not be issued until card details have been received and transactions approved.


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Music News Welcome to what promises to be another semester of spirited music making at Marist. Some of the many highlights include the College’s Cathedral Concert at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Marist Jazz Night and the Winds & Percussion Concert. A reminder to all parents that information regarding all music activities for the semester will be given via the Music Calendar, the College Website, (music section), and in the newsletter. It is very important that both parents and students refer each fortnight to this page to keep up to date with events. Boys will be receiving their Music Calendar in the next fortnight however below are details of the first few concerts of term 3. PLEASE NOTE THAT SEVERAL DATES HAVE CHANGED DUE TO FITTING IN WITH SCHEDULES OF VISITING ARTISTS TO THE COLLEGE. Opening of Catholic Week Celebrations – 6pm Parliamentary Annexe Monday 25th July 2011 El Mariachi has been invited to perform at the opening of the Catholic Week Celebrations. The boys will be performing for approximately 100-150 parliamentarians and Catholic School Principals on the mezzanine of the Parliamentary Annexe. Cathedral Concert Thursday 4th August, 7pm – St Stephen’s Cathedral, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane This concert provides an opportunity for the College’s Choral, String and Guitar Ensembles to perform in the spiritual heart of the City. St Stephen’s Cathedral is a venue that provides the perfect acoustic for this genre. This is a concert not to be missed and is always a highlight of the performing year. Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Students/Concession Marist Jazz Night Thursday 11th August, 7pm – Draney Theatre This concert will feature our special guests the ’The Con Artists’ from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music – look out for MCA old boys Sean McKenzie, Luke Carbon and Brodie McAllister who are current members of this outstanding ensemble. This group is directed by Mr John Hoffman who has performed with numerous international performers, including Frank Sinatra and the Buddy Rich Big Band. We also welcome Australian pianist and composer Steve Newcomb who is currently based in New York where he is completing a doctoral study in composition at the Manhattan School of Music. Steve is international recognized as a jazz pianist, composer and arranger having collaborated with Katie Noonan, The West End Composers Collective, The Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and Ben Folds Five. A concert not to be missed for lovers of jazz. Admission: Adults $10, Students $5, Families $20 Australian Society of Music Educators National Conference 2011 Ashgrove was well represented at the 2011 conference with Year 12 student Nick Rossi's composition "A Hero's Tale" being performed by the Gold Philharmonic Orchestra as the Queensland representative for the national under 20 composers competition. Teachers from across the country were amazed by the high quality of Nick’s composition and were surprised to find that he was still attending high school. All of the other finalists selected for this project were either currently attending a specialist performing arts high school or undertaking full-time tertiary studies. This was a great achievement for Nick to be chosen as Queensland’s representative. For further information regarding concerts and bookings, please contact the music department on Phone: 3858 4668, email: musicstaff@marash.qld.edu.au, website: www.marash.qld.edu.au/music


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From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning QUT Date Claimer 2011

Congratulations Seamus Coulson (Year 9 Foley) competed in the English Speaking Union Public Speaking finals last term and was awarded Runner Up. Seamus was the only Year 9 student competing, all other students were older. The winner was a Year 11 Grammar boy. Congratulations on a great achievement. STUDENT EXCHANGE Students interested in finding out about student exchange are invited to attend: A Public Information Session When: 28 July 2011 at 7:30pm Where: Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane Information will be provided by Southern Cross Cultural Exchange. Students (aged 14-18) and parents are invited to attend. For further information: 1800 500 501 www.scce.com.au YEAR 12 STUDENTS INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN TEACHING The following scholarships are available: • Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships Awarded to Year 12 graduates of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage More information: www.teach.qld.gov.au email teachingscholarships@deta.qld.edu.au • Bid O’Sullivan Teaching Scholarships Awarded to high-achieving Year 12 graduates from rural and remote Queensland. More information: www.teach.qld.gov.au email teachingscholarships@deta.qld.edu.au • Aspiring Teacher Grants Awarded to high-achieving Year 12 students commencing a pre-service teacher education program at a Queensland university. More information: scholarships@deta.qld.gov.au CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Andrew Butt who received a Special Commendation from Peter Garrett AM, MP, Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth at the 2011 National Awards for Excellence in School Music Education. This award was announced at the Australian Society of Music Educators National Conference on 3 July and presented by former Ashgrove teacher Graham Perrett now the Member of Parliament for Moreton (Queensland). Andrew deserves further congratulations as the first Queensland teacher to receive a special commendation in the history of the awards. Congratulations also to Year 12 student, Nicholas Rossi, whose composition “A Hero’s Tale” was performed by the Gold Philharmonic Orchestra. Nicholas’ composition was the Queensland representative for the National Under 20 Composers’ Competition.


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The Year 8 and 10 students of Japanese had an exciting time with Jack and Joey, who were from Tokyo, at the end of last Term. This was Jack’s second visit but first time for Joey. You can see in the photos how the boys of Marist enjoyed their visits.


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CONVENIRE come together

Calling all Cooks! Whether cooking is a passion or a daily

•What about those lazy, sports-free

chore, it’s something we all have to

Sunday mornings? Do you have any

do. The College’s recipe collection,

special dishes you enjoy when the day

Convenire (‘Come Together’), will be

starts a little more slowly?

a great resource when you’re stuck for

•Food and tradition are intrinsically

ideas to feed your family, but we need

linked. What are your Christmas

everyone’s favourite recipes to make

traditions? Do you celebrate your

it work. Whether you’re into shortcuts

cultural heritage through your cooking?

in the kitchen or enjoy spending time

We’d love to hear about those recipes

creating something special, send us

and stories.

your favourites and together we’ll make

•Sweet treats - from afternoon tea to

Convenire the reference you reach for.

sinful desserts - are always popular. Tell us how you spoil your family.

Here are some ideas: •Quick, everyday dinners. It doesn’t

Whatever you like to cook, please share

have to be fancy, but if it’s tasty, fuss-

your recipes and stories with Convenire.

free and can be thrown together

To contribute, just click on Cookbook

between rugby training and dance

on the Quicklinks menu on the College

classes, chances are another busy cook

website, or email your recipe to

would love to try it.

cookbook@marash.qld.edu.au.

•What do you like to make for your family on the weekends or for a family

If you have any queries about the

get-together? Your family’s favourites

Convenire project, please call

could become just as popular in

Tracey Wood on 0412 180 665.

another household.


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Junior School News Dear Parents, Some of you will already have heard that Michael Druce’s mother passed away in South Africa on Saturday 16 July 2011. She died peacefully surrounded by her family and her funeral will be held this week. We ask that you remember Michael and his family in your prayers.

‘Eternal rest grant to her O Lord And may perpetual light shine upon her May she rest in peace. Amen.’

Important dates coming up: Monday 18 July Year 5 Parent/Teacher Interviews Tuesday 19 July Year 6 Parent/Teacher Interviews Wednesday 20 July Year 7 Parent/Teacher Interviews Friday 29 July Year 6 Dinner Mission and Ministry News Prayer (based on Philippians1: taken from “I Thank My God” Frank Andersen and Chevalier Press) I thank my God each time I think of you. And when I pray for you, I pray with joy. There is one thing I am sure of, He who began His work in you, will see that it is truly finished, when the day of Jesus comes! That I should feel like this towards you seems only natural to me. For you have shared with me my labours! The Gospel privilege with me! Since you have borne with me my burdens, I now bear you within my heart! And God alone knows how I miss you! I love you just as Christ loves me! I thank my God each time I think of you. And when I pray for you, I pray with joy. We pray for all the members of our Marist Community in need. We pray especially for the Druce Family at this time. We offer in hope and with faith the prayers of our hearts, our minds and our spirits. Amen Anniversaries & Upcoming Events 24 July: Catholic Education Week begins Junior School Book Collection for St Vincent de Paul 25 July: Act Of Kindness Day-Catholic Education Week 29 July: Opening of the Science Centre 30 July: 1 August National Homeless Person’s Week begins St John Vianney 4 August National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day 5 August St Dominic 6 August The Transfiguration of The Lord National Missing Persons Week begins 7 August St Mary Of the Cross (Mackillop) 8 August 9 August International Day of The World’s Indigenous International Youth Day 12 August Commencement Liturgies The Junior School had a Commencement Liturgy last week. Below is the opening prayer from the liturgy. Loving God, we come to you seeking guidance in our lives. As we commence our Semester 2 of the school year, help us make the right choices to achieve our potential. Fill us with your spirit of quiet listening, faith-filled freedom, and generous response. Touch our minds and our hearts, so that we may have the eyes to see and the ears to hear where you are leading us. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Catholic Education Week - 24-30 July, 2011 Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 24-30 July this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day.


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Junior School News Continued... The theme for Catholic Education Week 2011 is: Excelling in education - heart, mind and spirit. Catholic schools aim to provide a high quality, faith-based education that is responsive to the needs of all learners and provides opportunities for them to reach their full potential - spiritually, intellectually, physically, culturally, socially and emotionally. By working to engage the ‘heart’, ‘mind’ and ‘spirit’, Catholic schools strive to lead students to develop deeper understandings of the world and their place in it, and, by encouraging them to live out the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, trust they can live fulfilling lives. There are 290 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate 135,000 students and employ more than 16,000 teachers and staff. Sony Camp 2011 It is that time of year again when we put the call out for Nurses willing to share some time and expertise with the Year 12 College students as we start to organise Sony Camp 2011, a camp for children with disabilities. We will be welcoming to the Camp more than 30 children with disabilities who will be looked after by something like 50 Year 12 students. It is a big undertaking and expert Nursing care is crucial to the Camp’s success. This will be Marist College’s ninth camp. We hope to maintain contact with parents who are Nurses and who are able to give some time at this year’s Camp via email as it makes it significantly easier with respect to paperwork, so if you think you could give some time to support our students on the Camp, I would appreciate if you could send a current email contact back to the address below, headed Sony Camp 2011. dangerfieldl@marash.qld.edu.au OR osheaj@marash.qld.edu.au Dates for the camp are from Saturday 17th September to Tuesday 20th September inclusive. Please note, these are the first four days of the September school holidays. Any Nursing support in the way of your time would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me if any further information is required - I hope to start setting up a roster of volunteer Nurses from the College community in the next 2 weeks. (Jane O’Shea, Marist College Health Centre) MATES The Junior School Mini-Vinnies Group meets most Tuesday lunchtimes, outside the 7 Green class room. All Year 7 students are welcomed to attend. The Visits to the Enoggera Respite Centre continue on Tuesday mornings. The response from the Year 7 boys is enthusiastic and wonderful. Many thanks to the teachers and boys. Mena McLean CURRICULUM REPORT Term 3 has begun enthusiastically for the students of the Junior School. Throughout the next 10 weeks the students will embark on new units of work and be assigned a new work load. We wish all boys well in their studies and we encourage them to build on the success of Semester 1. To assist the boys with the demands of their work, a Personal Planner has been given to each boy. It is hoped that this planner will help with meeting personal learning goals as well as developing organisational skills. The Year 5, 6 and 7 Term Overview Sheet, outlining the details of what will be covered on each Year level was sent home last week and we encourage parents to have conversations with their son’s about the Terms work. Parent Teacher interviews will be held on Monday - Wednesday of Week 2. It is anticipated that these conversations provide clear feedback and an opportunity to discuss the progress of our students. Welcome Mrs Anntoinette Restell to the Junior School. Mrs Restell will be working with all Junior School classes in her role as Teacher/Learning Support and we wish her all the very best in her employment at Marist College Ashgrove. We look forward to another successful Term in the Junior School for all our students and as always appreciate the support generously given by all our families. Gerard McKeown - Curriculum Coordinator Junior School


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Junior School Sport News CIC BASKETBALL This Friday will mark the start of the C.I.C. Basketball season with matches against Iona College. The season will last for eight weeks including a week off for the Exhibition break. Ashgrove will field nine teams in the C.I.C. competition with three teams from each Year level. Each team will have two Basketball training sessions either before school or during lunch time. Boys should not wear their grey school uniform to these training sessions, casual clothes or their P.E. uniform is accepted. A season draw can be obtained from the College website or the Junior School Sports Notice board. CIC ATHLETICS The 2011 Athletics season is already upon us and we are faced with the challenge of maintaining our position and competitiveness in the purple division of the C.I.C competition. We hope that all participants train and compete with enthusiasm and pride, and display Marist spirit in striving to be and do the best they can for themselves and their fellow team mates. We extend a very warm welcome to our coaching ranks of the vastly qualified and experienced Mr Brett Leavy. Brett has already added more technique to the training program and we look forward to the boys achieving their best for Ashgrove. TRAINING DAYS & TIMES Tuesday and Thursday 3:30pm – 4:30pm. Training days and times for specialised events will be notified to those boys who qualify for the field events and hurdles training squads. SATURDAY CARNIVALS The first Carnival will commence this Saturday (23rd July) at Nudgee College, Boondall. All carnivals will be held at Nudgee College Boondall every Saturday except for the EKKA week. The Carnivals commence at 7.45am and are always finished by midday at the latest; boys will be notified of Saturday’s program in the week preceding the event. The Junior School Athletics program aims to give boys of all ability levels the opportunity to enjoy athletics and improve their skills. Athletics has a lot to offer boys in that it fosters skill development, team work, mateship, commitment and determination. The message that we would most like to pass on to all boys who participate in Athletics this year, is that while carnival events require individual effort, it is a “Team Sport” and if they choose to participate, they must commit to their team and realise that their actions affect the entire team. Non-attendance at training disrupts the preparation of the whole team and is frustrating for coaches. Remember that, to give yourself and therefore the team the best chance of performing well, it is important to commit to regular attendance in order to maximise opportunities of improvement. Competing well at carnivals does not just happen. You must attend training and work hard at your skills and fitness. Prepare for carnivals by eating well and looking after injuries. Train and compete within the rules and display good sportsmanship. Have a go. Perseverance is important. Communicate well with coaches and ask questions. Enjoy being with your friends. Above all, the main purpose of participating is to have fun! We look forward to seeing a team of fine young men doing their best this year. We hope to see you at carnivals and training throughout the season. HELP? Could I please ask for parents to assist the coaches at the Saturday morning carnivals by way of timing and/or recording? It can get intensely hectic, especially during the track events, where multiple races are run concurrently. These records are very important to monitor progress and also used in our selection process, so it is vital we are accurate. CIC TENNIS The 2011 C.I.C tennis season will commence on 23rd July and will finish on the 10th September. The season will last for 8 weeks, with a weekend off for the Exhibition break. Fortunately this season we are able to play all of our home matches at the College. Matches will commence at 8.00am and conclude by 11.30am. Games will be scheduled for home and away, so it is up to the individual to find transport to all games. Car-pooling may be necessary.


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Junior School Sport News Continued... Due to the number of teams playing at various locations, parental help would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to help out in anyway, please contact me, via my email (murphys@marash.qld.edu.au) Training will take place during lunch times; boys are to bring along their tennis racquet and appropriate footwear at least twice a week to spend time on the courts with their teammates developing a game plan while working on their techniques. Again this year a tennis cap is available for purchase and use on Saturday mornings. The College requires all players to purchase the new light weight blue mesh cap (Ashgrove embroidery on the front and side), as it will be part of the Saturday morning competition uniform. Please contact our Uniform Shop, where the caps can be purchased. Scott Murphy – Acting Head of Sport – Junior School


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Sport News At the start of the 2nd week of Semester 2, it is amazing how fast the year has gone by. Already the College has completed Trimester 1 and 2 sports, and is only weeks away from the start of Trimester 3. Looking back to the end of Term 2, there is much to celebrate with the College again having a stellar year, Coming 1st in the Rugby, 3rd in the Football and 3rd in the Chess aggregates. In addition, the following teams won their respective premierships: Rugby: - 1st XV - 2nd XV - 3rd XV - 4th XV - 16A - 16B - 16D (Won the 16C comp) - 15C - 14C Football: - 1st XI - 15B Chess: Junior A - This record speaks for itself and all boys involved in Trimester 2 sports are to be congratulated on their efforts to get involved. Now with Trimester 3 sports about to start, AIC Cross Country only 3 weeks away and the Track and Field season starting soon, this level of involvement needs to continue. It can often be difficult for participants, or spectators for that matter, to recognize how important the ‘team’ aspect of these individual sports are. However the reality of Cross Country and Track and Field is that to be successful, you need a team of dedicated individuals that whilst competing on their own against the clock, tape measure etc… pull collectively in the same direction by ensuring they are consistently training, competing and pushing themselves and each other to improve. With this in mind, I would like to congratulate all boys involved in Cross Country so far on their efforts and encourage all boys involved in the program to make sure their attendance at training AND COMPETITIONS is exemplary over the next 3 weeks to ensure they line up on the day ready to perform at their best, not only for themselves, but for their team mates who rely on them. Speaking to Mr Lehman and his group of dedicated coaches, there is much excitement about the coming AIC championships, particularly after the good performance on Saturday at the SPC meet and during the camp. With 3 weeks to go, this is the time for full commitment and dedication to the team to ensure that the team performs well. I wish all boys and coaches involved in sport this week the best of luck. Sincerely, Mr Phillip Holding Head of Sport - Marist College Ashgrove Marist Boys selected to play for Australia Current Students Scott Malolua, Andre Jannese and Tom Cicchini have been selected to play in the Australian School boy’s rugby, the U17 Australian Joeys side, and the Australian Wrestling team respectively. What makes these achievements so impressive is that despite what would be a heavy training load and expectations from a range of sources, all these boys honored their commitment to the College this year and didn’t miss a single AIC game. Well done boys on both this fantastic achievement and your commitment to the College and your team mates!


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Sport News Continued... Cross Country Over 100 boys have recently participated in Cross Country events, either at Alexandra Headlands camp or at the St Patricks College invitational meet. Some excellent times were recorded at the meet, held in very wet and windy conditions at Curlew Park. The high quality of the performances from the other AIC schools, gave the boys an indication of how difficult it will to become AIC champions in 2011. The camp was very well attended and the boys enjoyed the team-building activities, information sessions on good nutrition, goal setting and group activities held on Saturday. Sunday saw the boys running in our annual race to Mooloolaba and back to Alex Beach. The weather was perfect, so the boys enjoyed an excellent recovery swim in the surf- it was difficult to get them out of the water!! The final event was the touch footy comp, a fiercely fought battle as competitive as any test match. All of the boys involved, need to be congratulated on their active participation in all parts of the program. The Centre Manager of the campsite commented on the exemplary behavior and excellent manners of all of the boys. STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS Congratulations to: Liam Woollett 4th Under 16’s Max Neumann 5th Under 16’s Harry Stephens 26th Under 15’s Well done on your excellent performances at the State Championships (17th/18th July). Liam was selected as a reserve for the Queensland combined 16/17 years team- well done!! Some details for the final weeks: (Note: some errors in school diary) Saturday 23th July at Limestone Park- Ipswich- starting at 9 am- bus leaves College at 7.15 am, return to school by 12 noon. Boys are able to travel to venue by private transport. Saturday 30th July SLC (Runcorn) Invitational meet –starting at 9 am- bus leaves College at 7.30 am, return by 12 noon. Boys are able to travel to venue by private transport. Friday 5th August Team meeting and BBQ at Cyprian 3.30-4.30 pm (note the change from program- not in the evening- immediately at the end of the school day.) Saturday 6th August AIC CHAMPIONSHIPS at LIMESTONE PARK- WHOLE SQUAD TO TRAVEL BY BUS TO AND FROM VENUE – bus leaves at 7.15 am return by 12.30 pm Saturday 6th August Team lunch and presentation of trophies (Parents/supporters welcome) 1- 2.30 pm at Cyprian Pavilion- as soon as boys return from AIC Championships. I would encourage all of the Marist Ashgrove family to come and support the team at Ipswich on the 6th of August. The support acknowledges the many months of hard work and sacrifices made by all of the boys and their families. Run courageously boys!! Mr Peter Lehman (Cross Country Convener)

2010 AIC CROSS COUNTRY TRIAL Saturday 24th July 2011 Limestone Park The program is as follows: 9.00am – 13 years - 3km 9.20am – 14 years - 4km 9.40am – 15 years - 4km 10.00am – 16 years/Opens - 6km • RUNNERS DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER PRIOR TO THE RACE BUT ARE ASKED TO BE AT THE START LINE 5 MINS BEFORE STARTING TIME.


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Sport News Continued... College Old Boy Lachlan Keeffe selected to play for Collingwood Congratulations to College Old Boy Lachlan Keeffe who was selected to run on for Collingwood against North Melbourne on the weekend. See part of Alastair Lynch’s article below: Some unusual suspects graduate from AFL'S Rookie Search program Today, the group will swell to 19 when 204cm former Gympie soccer player and one-time Marist College Ashgrove boarder Lachlan Keeffe runs out for Collingwood against North Melbourne. Keeffe will complete one of the great recruiting stories, breaking into the premiership side after having been signed in late 2007 after just two games of school football. The Pies spotted him playing at Coorparoo and used a little-known loophole that allowed them access to him outside the draft because he had never been registered as an Aussie rules player at any level. If he had played more football and signed with a local club he would have had to go through the normal draft process. INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS Congratulations to: Eric Law has been selected in the LLOYD MCDERMOTT Indingeous Cominded States Team with the possiblility of being moved into the South Queensland team). There is a carnival of all the teams at the Gold Coast on the 13, 14 and 15th of August 2011. The other teams that are participating in the carnival are ACT/Southern NSW, Northern NSW, NT, North Queensland, Southern Queensland and the Combined States Team. Parents are requested to forward any noteworthy achievements to holdingp@marash.qld.edu. au for publication in the weekly newsletter. AFL U14s Ash vs Iona In our first game if the AIC competition the Ashgrove u14s suffered a nail biting one point loss to Iona at Kedron on Monday night. In a game that was a first for many of our boys we trailed by two goals at half time and hit the lead in the last quarter, only to be edge out in the last minutes. It was a very spirited game and many first timers would have picked up many of the rules as the game progressed. No doubt improvement will come with practice as we aim to improve upon our first game. Trainings for the U14s are Thursday mornings at 7am on the flats. Our next game is at Zillmere AFC next Monday afternoon at 4.15pm vs St Pats College. Mr Gillett U16 Team: Victorious 4.10.34 to 1.2.8 Best on Ground: Sam Heyward, Sam Clarke, Chris Hardy. Boys dominated out of the middle and spent most of game in the attacking forward 50m. Backline was solid and made quick and decisive clearances. This week’s focus – goal kicking accuracy!


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Sport News Continued... UQ Sporting Scholarships Applications now open! The University of Queensland (UQ), and UQ Sport in partnership with the Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland are pleased to offer sporting scholarships to outstanding sports people enrolled at UQ each year. Scholarship holder benefits include: • Financial assistance • Free access to UQ Sporting facilities • Academic support • Free education programs • Access to high performance support services Go to the UQ sport website for more details or contact: UQ’s Sports Development Coordinator Phone: 07 3365 6243 Tennis trials All interested tennis players need to attend tennis trials this week. Please see schedule below regarding trial days U13: Tuesday Morning, Thursday afternoon U14: Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon U15: Wednesday and Friday afternoons U16: Monday afternoon and Friday morning 2nds/3rds trials: Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning 1sts: Monday Afternoon Morning training starts at 7am and afternoon training starts at 3.20/30pm Basketball trials Basketball trials this week: Under 13 – Thursday afternoon 3.15-4.45pm; Under 14 – Wednesday Morning 7-8.20am; Under 15 – Tuesday Afternoon 3.30-5pm; Under 16 – Thursday Morning 7-8.20am; 3rd’s – Thursday afternoon 3.15-4.45pm; 1st’s/ 2nd’s – Tuesday Night 5-6.30pm

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